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  • U of Illinois freezes hiring over budget

    CHAMPAIGN – University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen on Thursday froze hiring in the school’s administration until the state’s budget situatio ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Indiana law spurs ‘fireworks tourism’ from Illinoisans

    HAMMOND, Ind. – Indiana’s more lenient fireworks regulations can mean a Fourth of July boon in business for Lake County, which borders Illinois, accor ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • WWII POWs get long-delayed medals

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Stooped with age but still smiling and joking, three Colorado veterans who were taken prisoner by the German military in World War I ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Jim Webb, Iraq war critic in Senate, running for president

    WASHINGTON – Jim Webb, a decorated Vietnam veteran and accomplished novelist who became a fierce critic of the Iraq war in the Senate, announced Thurs ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Two charged with scrap metal theft from Evergreen Village property

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Sheriff’s police arrested two men Thursday who police said were stealing scrap metal from the demolished Evergreen Village Mo ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Sycamore auto parts store vandalized again

    SYCAMORE – Authorities are seeking information about an overnight burglary and property damage that occurred late Tuesday at B&O Used Auto Parts in Sy ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Kirkland-Hiawatha Open House set

    KIRKLAND – The annual Kirkland-Hiawatha All-School Open House event will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday in Hiawatha Elementary Learning Resource Center.
    July 2, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • July 3 Police Reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • Middle School PTA honors crossing guard

    Harold Lave was a crossing guard at Huntley Middle School for about nine years and when he died March 3, PTA parents wanted to figure out a way to mem ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Without a Illinois state budget, providers prepare, officials go to court

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ government weathered its second day without a state budget Thursday, and while legislative chambers were silent, service provi ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Northern Illinois University, Kishwaukee College, go smoke-free

    DeKALB – A smoke break between classes is going to be harder to come by at Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College.
    July 2, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • DeKalb County Board approves jail expansion

    SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Board has approved a $35 million borrowing plan to finance expansion and renovations at the county jail.
    July 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Man faces up to five years in prison for 2012 attack on NIU student

    SYCAMORE – A 25-year-old Melrose Park man who attacked and tried to rape a Northern Illinois University student in 2012 was recommended Thursday for a ...
    July 2, 2015 - 3:25 pm
  • Police: Minor sets fire to Malta playground

    MALTA – Officials are investigating a late-night fire at the Malta Township Park playground that destroyed much of the equipment and was believed to h ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:58 am
  • 10,000 toilet paper rolls stolen from Illinois charity

    SPRINGFIELD – Police in Springfield are investigating after someone stole 10,000 rolls of toilet paper from a central Illinois food pantry.
    July 1, 2015 - 10:00 pm
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